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Vol. XCIV-No. 58
Copyright 1983, The Michigan Daily
Ann' Arbor, Michigan - Saturday, November 12, 1983
From AP and UPI
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Voters have
soundly defeated a referendum that
would have outlawed nuclear weapons
work in this university city, but its
sponsors yesterday vowed to try again.
When final ballots were counted
yesterday afternoon, the attempt to
make Cambridge a "nuclear free zone"
was defeated 17,331 to 11,677, according
to City Auditor Al Giroden.
OPPONENTS OF the proposal,-such
as Draper Laboratories, a major
nuclear research firm, said it would
have been impossible to continue work
in the city if the vote had passed.
"From a practical point of view, we
would not have been able to stay in
Cambridge if the referendum were
enacted and if the courts had gone;
along with it," said Joseph O'Connor,
Draper's vice president.
"We are very pleased," O'Connor
said. "It was a very hard campaign
By RON POLLACK
MINNEAPOLIS - Just one more
week before the Michigan-Ohio State
Just one more week left in the regular
JUST ONE MORE week until the
Wolverines find out what bowl they'll
spend their post-season playing in.
Oh yes, before any of this, Michigan
has another game to play. It's against
the uh, er, um . . . Minnesota Golden
Girls. Oops, the Golden Girl is a baton
twirler for Purdue. The Wolverines
play the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Twenty-two Golden Girls might put
up a better struggle on the playing field
than the hapless Gophers, however.
"We could win 7-6 and if we come
back and beat Ohio State it won't mat-
ter if we'd beaten Minnesota 40-0,"
Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler
said. "In fact, if they want to give us a
one-point victory we won't even go up."
HOW'S THAT FOR preparing a team
for a hard-fought, down-to-the-wire bat-
tle. Of course, the way the 1-8Goden
Gophers have played this season,
Michigan could probably not bother to
show up and still win by a point. Well,
maybe not, so the players and coach
will go ahead and play the game.
"You always worry about looking
ahead to Ohio State," Michigan
assistant head coach and defensive
See GOPHERS, Page 7
with a lot of emotion."
SUPPORTERS of a similar ban in
Ann Arbor have about one-third of the
signatures needed to place the proposal
on the April city election ballot.
Although the proposal failed,
proponents said they were encouraged
by the 40 percent who voted yes.
"We came close to winning, so we ac-
tually feel pretty good today," said
Rich Schreuer, an organizer at
Mobilization for Survival, which led the
initiative. "The fact that it really was
close really means people are losing
faith in the government's efforts-to end
the arms race."
THE CAMPAIGN to declare Cam-
bridge a "nuclear-free zone" began
more than a year ago after hundreds of
small communities adopted the idea in
Europe, the Pacific basin and the
United States. It would have made it
illegal to perform research or other
work on nuclear arms.
The Cambridge effort drew special at-
tention because of -the weapons work
done in the city and because it raised
passionate controversy in the
hometown of Harvard University and
the Massachusetts Institute of
The opposition was led by an ad-hoc
group called Citizens Against Research
Bans - CARB - funded by Draper, the
local Chamber of Commerce and large
defense contractors. It drew support
from local business and labor leaders
as well as professors from Harvard and
MIT, including Nobel laureate Samuel
THEY ARGUED that the proposed
local ordinance would have cost the city
thousands of jobs and would have made
it a crime to even think about nuclear
The key section stated: "No person,
corporation, university, laboratory, in-
See CAMBRIDGE, Page 3
These seven students brave slushy sidewalks and bitter winds to reach the Graduate Library yesterday after the
season's first snowfall.
Flurries cause some to
frolic, oters. to frown
By JACKIE YOUNG,
For some Ann Arbor residents, the crystal flakes that des-
cended throughout the area yesterday offered a reason to
frolic, conjured up fireside images, and called forth slightly
premature Christmas sentiments.
But for others who looked out their windows and saw the
white stuff falling from the sky, the season's first snow
provided a chance to gripe and get their hats, mittens, and
scarfs out of the closet.
UNIVERSITY graduate student Diane Raptosh said she
knew the snow was coming. Although Raptosh hadn't con-
ferred with Mother Nature, she said she told everybody she
knew it would snow.
"It surprised them, but I was ready," said local prophet
Raptosh as she slung her scarf over her shoulder and went
back to face the gusty wind on Maynard Street. "I think I'm
going to blow away," she mumbled before she disappeared in
a snowy mist.
Walking along William Street, an "on again, off again"
University student who asked not to be identified, decribed
his feelings toward the new arrival. "I've gone through a range
of emotions," he said. "The snow like an old friend that I seem
See SNOW, Page 7
Caped Crusader AP Photo
Richard Rogers, wielding a nail-studded stick, delays destruction of the 52
year-old Haleiwa Theater for four hours Thursday. His efforts to save the
building failed, as he was eventually arrested for disorderly conduct and
,new home in
By NEIL CHASE
A proposal to combine all of the University's
computer classes under a new department in
the Engineering college will result in the
closure of the programs in LSA and Rackham,
but officials insisted yesterday that all students
will have access to computer courses.
The new unit will offer undergraduate degrees
from LSA and Engineering and a graduate
degree sponsored by Rackham, according to
Associate Engineering Dean Daniel Atkins.
GRADUATE; students currently study under
the Computer, Information, and Control
Engineering (CICE) program, which is taught
by both LSA and Engineering faculty.
CICE offers diverse degrees in computers
and communication technologies, and program
chairman Prof. Frederick Beutler said gr-
owth in the industry - which increased both in-
terest and faculty positions - has made it
necessary to offer a specific degree in com-
"Elimination of the (CICE) program is an
appropriate step at this time," Beutler said.
CICE'S OTHER areas will be merged with
different engineering departments, he said.
Beutler said students studying in the CICE
program will be allowed to complete their con-
centrations within the program and that new
graduate programs will be phased in
gradually. "No student will be hurt," he said.
The new department will offer both introduc-
tory and advanced undergraduate courses in
These classes will be offered on central cam-
pus, officials said, and LSA will retain control
of the curriculum in the computer science
major, while engineering will administer the
computer engineering concentration.
ATKINS SAID reductions in the price of
small computers and the use of computers in
business will probably lead the new depar-
tment to offer classes for students who do not
want to study computer theory, but will need
Several faculty members in LSA's computer
department said they could not discuss the
merger until it is finsihed, but most said they
"We anticipate that every student will want
to take a course in the (new) department," said
Associate LSA Dean Henry Pollack, who
represents LSA on the faculty panel working on
CCS PROFS. Bernard Galler and John
Holland are also on the committee along with
Engineering Profs. David Neuhoff and John
Hayes, members of the Electrical and Com-
puter Engineering Department.
Committee members said they hope to finish
their work by December, and that the new
department could be in place by September,
The changes are tentative, and must be ap-
proved by both colleges and the University
T HE FLYERS PASTED on the Daily's front door
yesterday morning urged the University community
to congregate at noon in the West Engineering
a xrch for a ra11v in nnrot of militarv researoh nn
Fishing for time
THE LATEST FRENCH contribution to underwater
timepiece technology has a fishy twist to it - it runs on
fish power. The new underwater clock, installed at the
Municipal Zoology Museum aquarium in Nancy, France,
keeps time with the help of Belphegor, an Upper Nile fisi'
that carries a weak electrical charge. According to Denis
Terger, the museum's assistant director, the system is set
up so Belphegor swims between two electrodes attached to
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state 95 near Ormond Beach, Fla., attracted the attention of
a deputy and led to a high-speed chase. Volusia County Dep-
uty Larry Humm said he was parked late Tuesday when he
heard the CB radio chatter of a car traveling south on the
highway. Humm said he caught up with the car, pulled it
over and discovered the diver was nude. She donned a shirt
as he approached the car but when he turned away to let her
dress, the woman sped off. Humm said her car weaved
during the high-speed chase and, afterward, the woman has
fully clothed. Toni Hardwick Smith, 33, of Rocky, Mount,
N.C., was charged with driving while intoxicated, fleeing a
Also on this date in history:
" 1940 - The University regents appointed the first five
members of a new faculty board - the Advisory Board on
" 1965 - A proposed "faternity row" on North Campus
was shot down when the University allocated the site
suggested in the proposal for new dorms and Cedar Bend
" 1970 - The Engineering Council decided to withdraw its
representatives from the committee to oversee ROTC
programs at the University, in nrntest of the nmmittee's